Paid Parental Leave Is a Matter of Life and Death 

Like many parents, Amber Scorah tried to blot out worst-case scenarios when she dropped off her three-month-old son Karl for the first time at a well-regarded daycare in SoHo. She wasn’t ready to outsource his care to strangers—what if something happened? But the caregiver assured her the worst thing that could happen… »11/17/15 12:30pm11/17/15 12:30pm


Here's Amazon's New Parental Leave Policy, Designed to Combat All Their Bad Press

Just in time for Black Friday, and after literally years of terrible press about their soul-crushing work conditions, Amazon appears to be quietly expanding their parental leave policies. A tipster who works at the company just forwarded Jezebel details of the new policy, which includes paternity leave for the first… »11/02/15 2:30pm11/02/15 2:30pm

Following Netflix, Microsoft Improves Their Maternity Leave Program 

Since Netflix announced a generous plan to offer unlimited maternity and paternity leave to their employees, at least one other company seems to have been inspired by the move to upgrade their own program. Microsoft released a statement saying they will now offer 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave to their… »8/05/15 10:15pm8/05/15 10:15pm

Swedish Men To Get Three Months of Mandatory Paid Paternity Leave 

Beginning in 2016, Sweden will give new fathers a third month of required paid parental leave. The country already has one of the most generous parental leave policies, it currently allows parents to take 16 months of government-paid time off to care for newborns that must be split between both parents. The law… »5/31/15 3:00pm5/31/15 3:00pm

America Leads The World In Crappy Parental Leave Policies

Has this week left you feeling like the government is on a campaign to do you and your lady bits wrong? Well unfortunately, this won't make you feel any better. A Human Rights Watch report released today says that of the 190 countries studied, the United States is one of only three that doesn't guarantee paid … »2/23/11 11:25pm2/23/11 11:25pm

Britain: Making It Easier For Women To Stay Home, And Reinforcing The Stereotype That They Should

As if there hasn't been quite enough said about the work-life choices women get to make, Nicola Brewer, the chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in Great Britain, ignited a debate about maternity leave and its effect on women's careers this weekend that has landed her in a spot of hot water. Recently,… »7/15/08 4:00pm7/15/08 4:00pm